I stayed in Istanbul for 10 days with my wife and daughter. I reserved the hotel before seeing it and I was really worried about the place. The hotel is located in an alley inside taksim. The alley is not as steep as most other alleys. There are several clubs next to it (metal, ...) that won't stop the music till 3 am. I am a light sleeper but surprisingly i had no problem sleeping as we went sightseeing all days. And this is the problem with all hotels located within the taksim area. However you will start liking the vibrant and vivid taxim late at night with lots of eating and drinking abilities just a few secs away. the guy at the reception could speak enough English to assist the people. the manager was also very helpful. they gave us a room bigger than what we had booked without extra charge. the elevator is located on the first floor so you should walk to the first floor. they however help you with the luggage or whenever required. the rooms are exactly as shown in the net. cleaning happens everyday but as i was uncomfortable with it i got it whenever I asked for. the breakfast is almost the same everyday but very filling we hardly could have lunch sometimes. for a few days i took my wife's breakfast up to our room which was absolutely ok with them. we are very picky regarding eating. we did not have any problem with it so i suppose you won't either. the location is great. the metro and bus stations are 2 minutes away and even it has passage to the behind street accessing bus stations. they let us a late checkout the last day which was awesome. A great hotel for the price. You could definitely find much better hotels in istanbul but not for that price and not in Taksim. I would definitely stay there again.
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